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RE: merge mode for XML

From: Sean Hager
Subject: RE: merge mode for XML
Date: Fri, 3 May 2002 14:49:11 -0500

> No.  Not on extension, but based on *regular expressions*, or at least
> shell-style   pattern  matching   expressions.   Extensions   are  too
> simplistic.  (c.f. CVSROOT/cvswrappers,  CVSROOT/cvsignore)

Extensions would work fine, pattern matching is overkill.

> Yes.   Some mechanisms  like  ~/.mime.types plus  ~/.mailcap would  be
> desirable.  But  one more complication  would be the version  of these
> external programs.  Maybe, CVS needs to keep track of which version of
> the tools  were used for which  file revisions, so as  to reliably and
> faithfully reproduce any snapshot.

This is a bit more overkill.  Admins should test and make backups before
changing diff/merge programs during production.  Even still, most updates in
diff/merge programs would be to fix bugs and would not dramatically change
the program functionality.


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